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BIOS Update Release Notes


PRODUCTS: DX58SO (Standard BIOS)

BIOS Version 5599 - SOX5810J.86A.5599.2012.0529.2218

About This Release:
Dat e: May 29, 2012
Memor y Ref er ence Code: Based on Revi si on 2. 1. 0
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 11. 1. 0. 1413
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 65
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
089)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Updat ed I CH RAI D Opt i on ROM t o ver si on 11. 1. 0. 1413.
Fi xed i ssue wi t h POST sl owness wi t h some USB car d r eader s
at t ached t o t he f r ont panel USB por t s.
Fi xed i ssue wher e bl ue scr een er r or occur s dur i ng Wi ndows*
i nst al l at i on wi t h I nt el Quad- Por t ET/ ET2 NI C car d i nst al l ed.
Fi xed ACPI _PSD er r or when r unni ng Wi ndows 7 " POWERCFG - ENERGY"
command.
Fi xed i ssue wi t h sl ow t r ansf er speeds usi ng a t est car d i n a PCH
x1 sl ot .
I mpr oved I CH PCI Expr ess and EHCI per f or mance wi t h deep C- St at es
enabl ed.

BIOS Version 5561 - SOX5810J.86A.5561.2011.0516.2023

About This Release:
May 16, 2011
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 10. 1. 0. 1008
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 65
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
089)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Updat ed t he AHCI Opt i on ROM Ver si on I CBO SRC 01- 06- 2011.
Fi xed i ssue wher e f ans r un at f ul l speed comi ng out of S3/ S4/ S5.

BIOS Version 5559 - SOX5810J.86A.5559.2011.0405.2144

About This Release:
Apr i l 5, 2011
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 10. 1. 0. 1008
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 65
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
089)
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wher e SATA dr i ves connect ed t o I CH10 SATA por t s may
not be det ect ed i n t he oper at i ng syst em.
Modi f i ed t he mi cr ocode updat e message di spl ayed dur i ng f l ash
updat e.
Fi xed l ong del ay when boot i ng Fr eeDOS* wi t h t wo dr i ves at t ached
t o Mar vel l * 6121 cont r ol l er .

BIOS Version 5529 - SOX5810J.86A.5529.2010.1214.2317

About This Release:
December 15, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 10. 1. 0. 1008
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 65
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
089)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed I CH RAI D Opt i on ROM t o r evi si on 10. 1. 0. 1008.
Updat ed LAN PXE ROM t o r evi si on 1. 3. 65.
Added codes t o suppor t er r or beep and f r ont LED bl i nk f eat ur e.
Added codes t o check f i r mwar e ver si on t o pr event BI OS r ecover y
f r oman i ncor r ect BI OS f i l e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e t he spl ash shows t hr ee t i mes dur i ng POST
when bur ni ng wi t h a cl ean BI OS ROM f i l e.

BIOS Version 5506 - SOX5810J.86A.5506.2010.1109.0004

About This Release:
November 09, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 10. 0. 0. 1046
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed I CH RAI D Opt i on ROM t o r evi si on 10. 0. 0. 1046.
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Added suppor t f or new SPI Fl ash Par t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e enabl i ng UEFI causes al l USB por t s t o st op
wor ki ng.
Fi xed i ssue wher e memor y t i mi ngs, DDR Mul t i pl i er and Uncor e
Mul t i pl i er ar e changed t o non- def aul t val ues af t er t r i gger i ng
wat chdog t i mer wi t h I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er 5. 5. 0. 46.
Fi xed i ssue i n I nt el Deskt op Ut i l i t i es ( I DU) wher e I DU onl y
l ogged one war ni ng message af t er st oppi ng mul t i pl e f ans i n XTU.
Fi xed i ssues f or Set up Compl i ance.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n pr ocessor s do not boot .

BIOS Version 5456 - SOX5810J.86A.5456.2010.0830.0013

About This Release:
August 30, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 9. 6. 0. 1014
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LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed I CH RAI D Opt i on ROM t o r evi si on 9. 6. 0. 1014.
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e LAN has no connect i on af t er r esumi ng f r omS3.
Fi xed di spl ay i ssue f or pr ocessor cache i nf or mat i on.

BIOS Version 5417 - SOX5810J.86A.5417.2010.0727.1948

About This Release:
J ul y 27, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wher e some f ans st op wor ki ng when t he syst emr esumes
f r omS3.
Fi xed i ssue wi t h I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er wher e t he PCI
Expr ess and PCI Bus Fr equency al ways shows t he def aul t val ue
af t er appl yi ng any PCI E val ue.

BIOS Version 5390 - SOX5810J.86A.5390.2010.0614.1053

About This Release:
J une 14, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wi t h wat chdog t i meout i n oper at i ng syst emnot set t i ng
def aul t s.
Fi xed er r or i n t he t abl e def i ni t i on f or cont i nuous ent r i es f or
BI OS set up quest i ons t hat use a Numer i c opcode.
Fi xed i ssue wher e some TPM PCRs wer e not measur ed cor r ect l y.
Added BI OS wor kar ound f or POST hang wi t h cer t ai n PCI gr aphi cs
car ds i nst al l ed i n t he syst em.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emf ai l s t o boot wi t h cer t ai n gr aphi cs
i nst al l ed.
Change t i mi ng f or when t he XTU var i abl es ar e i ni t i al i zed.
Wat chdog Updat e: r educed compl exi t y and i mpr oved XTU WD handl i ng.
I mpr oved wat chdog t i mer r esponse t o f ai l i ng host cl ock set t i ngs.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs or r eboot s wi t h mul t i pl e PCI
Expr ess gr aphi cs car ds i n t he syst em.

BIOS Version 5314 - SOX5810J.86A.5314.2010.0511.1115

About This Release:
May 11, 2010
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Added ECC Suppor t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e wat chdog t i meout i n oper at i ng syst emdoes not
set def aul t s.
Fi xed syst emhang i ssue f or XMP 2400.
Fi xed i ssue wher e boot or der was not synchr oni zed i n I nt el
I nt egr at or Assi st ant when boot or der i s hi dden.

BIOS Version 5200 - SOX5810J.86A.5200.2010.0414.1420

About This Release:
Apr i l 14, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wher e wat chdog t i meout i n oper at i ng syst emi s not
set t i ng def aul t s.
Fi xed i ssue wher e oper at i ng syst emf ai l s t o r esume f r om
hi ber nat i on when user ent er s BI OS Set up dur i ng POST.
Fi xed i ssue wher e set t i ng t he Host Cl ock t o 133 ( def aul t of 135)
woul d hang t he syst em.
Added check t o onl y di spl ay l ogo t hat i s l ess t han or equal t o
suppor t ed r esol ut i on 1024x768.
Fi xed i ssue wher e UEFI boot abl e devi ces ar e not r ecogni zed when
AHCI / RAI D i s enabl ed.
Added wor kar ound f or i ssue wher e syst emwoul d hang j ust bef or e
I NT19 when t her e i s a l ar ge amount of USB t r af f i c.
Fi xed i ssue wher e USB keyboar d/ mouse i s not det ect ed when UEFI
boot i s enabl ed.
Added suppor t al l owi ng t RFC t o be set t o 140.
Fi xed set up di spl ay i ssue wi t h 2. 25 TB har d di sk.
Fi xed i ssue wher e t he I nt el I nt egr at or Tool ki t Map f i l e cont ai ns
f eat ur es not suppor t ed on t he boar d.
Fi xed Per f or mance St at us di spl ay wi t h cer t ai n pr ocessor s showi ng
wr ong mul t i pl i er s.
Fi xed i ssue wher e st r i ng i n BI OS does not mat ch boar d si l k
scr eeni ng ( Pr ocessor vs CPU) .
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .

BIOS Version 5112 - SOX5810J.86A.5112.2010.0316.1030

About This Release:
Mar ch 16, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 51
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)
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New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed syst emhang i ssue when pr ogr ammi ng host cl ock t o 133.
I mpr oved Wat chDog handl i ng.
Resol ved i ssue wher e I TK Map f i l e cont ai ns f eat ur es not suppor t ed
on t he boar d.
Removed di spl ay of POST code 0x70 on SMM ent r y.
Updat ed PXE UNDI t o l at est ver si on 1. 3. 51.

BIOS Version 5020 - SOX5810J.86A.5020.2010.0224.0938

About This Release:
Febr uar y 24, 2010
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Added suppor t f or I nt el s 6- cor e deskt op pr ocessor , codenamed
Gul f t own .
Fi xed wat chdog t i mer and host cl ock di spl ay i ssues f or XTU2.
Fi xed i ssue t hat was causi ng I Fl ash and Expr ess BI OS Updat e t o
f ai l on subsequent f l ash updat es.
Reduced pr e- vi deo boot t i me by about 7 seconds.
Added suppor t t o check t he I OH st eppi ng and i f i t i s a B2 or
ear l i er t hen set QPI Power Management def aul t set t i ng t o
di sabl ed and i f i t i s a B3 or l at er t hen set t he def aul t t o
enabl ed.
Fi xed set up opt i on def aul t set t i ng f or CPU C- St at es t o be enabl ed
and I MON t o be di sabl ed.
Fi xed i ssue wi t h wat chdog t i mer when r unni ng i n t he oper at i ng
syst emand changi ng f r omone pr ocessor t o anot her .
Fi xed XMP r el at ed i ssues:
o When an XMP pr of i l e was sel ect ed t he host cl ock was
unchangeabl e.
o When sel ect i ng Aut omat i c mode t he Uncor e Mul t i pl i er was
bei ng set t o 22 i nst ead of t he pr oper syst emdef aul t .
o When sel ect i ng Manual mode t he mi ni mumsuppor t ed r at i o
bet ween Memor y Rat i o and t he Uncor e Mul t i pl i er wi l l be used
based on t he pr ocessor i nst al l ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e t he PCI e Compl i ance bi t was bei ng set
i ncor r ect l y causi ng Secondar y Boot Request t o cause some car ds t o
f ai l t o t r ai n cor r ect l y.
Set VT t o be enabl ed by def aul t .
Fi xed i ssue pr event i ng gr eat er t han 160 f or t he Host Cl ock.

BIOS Version 4598 - SOX5810J.86A.4598.2009.1211.1321

About This Release:
December 11, 2009
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
New Fixes/Features:
Added XTU 2. 0 suppor t .
Fi xed F9 def aul t val ue f or TDC, TDP, and Tur bo Rat i o.
Fi xed wat chdog t i mer and host cl ock di spl ay i ssues f or XTU2.
Fi xed a set up di spl ay i ssue f or 5- Cor e Rat i o Li mi t .
Fi xed a di spl ay i ssue wi t h t he Tur bo Boost Technol ogy i n set up
when a pr ocessor i s i nst al l ed t hat does not have 4 cor es.
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .

BIOS Version 4405 - SOX5810J.86A.4405.2009.1020.1419

About This Release:
Oct ober 20, 2009
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Enabl ed t he sel ect i on of Vi deo Devi ce accor di ng t o t he Pr i mar y
Vi deo Adapt er set up opt i on.
Expanded t he def aul t si ze of t he NVS memor y al l ocat i on.
Bl ocked t he on- boar d LAN PXE di spat ch when on- boar d LAN i s
di sabl ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e t he def aul t vi deo devi ce was not set cor r ect l y
i f t wo vi deo car ds of same vendor and devi ce i d was pr esent i n
syst em.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n SATA RAI D cont r ol l er f ai l ed t o boot
accor di ng t o t he boot or der .
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs at POST code 0xBA wi t h t wo SATA
opt i cal dr i ves at t ached and cer t ai n medi a i n one dr i ve.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n SATA RAI D cont r ol l er f ai l ed t o r esume
f r omS3.
Added f eat ur e t o bl ock compr essed BMP f i l es f r omuse as a cust om
l ogo wi t h I nt el I nt egr at or Tool ki t .
Enabl ed BI OS Set up t o al ways be r eset even i f i Fl ash2 i s
i nt er r upt ed when / f f l ag i s set .

BIOS Version 4196

About This Release:
J ul y 16, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 4196. 2009. 0715. 1958
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed memor y er r or beep code, accor di ng t o Speaker beep codes
and FP LED bl i nk codes Speci f i cat i ons Document r evi si on 1. 0.
Fi xed i ssue wher e SMBI OS Syst emSl ot st r uct ur es mi smat ch f or PCI e
Expr ess Gen2 sl ot s.
Added XMP suppor t usi ng BCLK over r i de.
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Updat ed Expr ess BI OS Updat e t o t he l at est ver si on.
Fi xed BI OS set up page cosmet i c i ssues.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs i f al l boot abl e devi ces ar e
di sabl ed i n BI OS Set up and no boot abl e devi ces ar e at t ached.
Added updat es t o i mpr ove secur i t y.

BIOS Version 4158

About This Release:
J une 23, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 4158. 2009. 0622. 2125
SATA RAI D Opt i on ROM: 8. 9. 0. 1023
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
LAN Opt i on ROM: I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d
086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed I CH RAI D Opt i on ROM t o r evi si on 8. 9. 0. 1023.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Memor y Si ze Decr ease" event l og does not wor k.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs when l oadi ng opt i on ROM wi t h
cer t ai n SCSI car d i nst al l ed and eSATA di sabl ed.
Added t he BI OS downgr ade updat e passwor d secur i t y check.
Removed no r eboot BI OS updat e suppor t .
Added check f or Super vi sor / User passwor d bef or e al l owi ng BI OS
updat e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e I NT 15h E820h Test f ai l ed.
Changed BI OS Set up def aul t f or HPET t o " Enabl ed" .
Fi xed i ssue wher e newl y- set passwor d becomes i nval i d when l oadi ng
def aul t s wi t h " F9" and t hen r eboot .
Updat ed t o ski p Mar vel l * 6212 opt i on ROM i f t her e i s no dr i ve
connect ed at Mar vel l 6212.
Updat ed SMBI OS i nf or mat i on f or memor y DDR3 t ype and I nt el Cor e i 7
pr ocessor .
Fi xed POST0xA7 hang.
Added wor kar ound f or i ssue wher e syst emhangs due t o LAN devi ce
i s not accessi bl e under cer t ai n Per f or mance var i abl e changes.

BIOS Version 4121

About This Release:
May 28, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 4121. 2009. 0528. 0027
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Added suppor t f or AA# E68555- 503.
Set Sl ot Power t o 300Wf or PCI Expr ess x16 sl ot .
Updat ed t o MRC 1. 0 and QPI RC 1. 0.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Updat ed Mar vel l * 6121 l egacy mode ( I DE) opt i on ROM t o 1. 1. 0. L72.
Updat ed Secur e Sof t war e manuf act ur i ng mode i mpl ement at i on.
Enhanced F7 BI OS Fl ash updat e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Wi ndows* show 4 l ogi cal pr ocessor s onl y af t er
f l ashi ng wi t h BI OS ROM f i l e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs at POST 0xEB usi ng cer t ai n PCI
Expr ess RAI D cont r ol l er car d.

BIOS Version 4014

About This Release:
May 8, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 4014. 2009. 0507. 1930
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs when l oadi ng opt i on ROM wi t h SCSI
car d i nst al l ed and eSATA di sabl ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e I CH SATA RAI D compl i ance t est f ai l ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er f ai l s t o l aunch
af t er HCF val ue i s appl i ed t o 136MHz or above.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Choi ces of val ue i n PCI Expr ess Fr equency dr op
down box does not mat ch wi t h F2 BI OS PCI Expr ess.
Changed di spl ay st r i ng f or I nt el 64 Ar chi t ect ur e suppor t .
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .

BIOS Version 3828

About This Release:
Apr i l 21, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 3828. 2009. 0420. 1948
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e user pr essed ' Y' key cannot ent er BI OS set up
dur i ng POST over cl ocki ng f ai l ur e message, i f user has sel ect ed
Fr ench l anguage.
Fi xed i ssue wher e PCI BI OS I NT1A cal l s woul d r et ur n i ncor r ect
val ues f or PCI Expr ess MMI O r egi st er s.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Fi xed i ssue wher e user set up i s r eset t o F9 def aul t af t er
ent er i ng Mai nt enance mode.
Fi xed I nt el I nt egr at or Assi st ant updat e f ai l ur e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e XMP pr of i l e i s not avai l abl e wi t h cer t ai n
pr ocessor s.
I mpl ement ed Faul t Tol er ant Fi r mwar e I D sol ut i on.
Fi xed unexpect ed l ong S3 r esume t i me.
Fi xed i nt er r upt st or mcaused by USB HC' s.
Fi xed syst emunabl e t o boot wi t h x4 2GB DI MMs.
Updat ed Secur e Sof t war e Manuf act ur i ng mode i mpl ement at i on.
Added NTFS suppor t t o F7 Fl ash updat e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e di spl ay bet ween BI OS and XTU f or DI MM memor y
speed i s di f f er ent .

BIOS Version 3504

About This Release:
Febr uar y 18, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 3504. 2009. 0218. 0058
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue causi ng I TK cust omBI OS t o r eset l at e i n POST.
Added BI OS Set up per f or mance i mpr ovement .
Fi xed a pr obl emwher e t he syst emwoul d hang i f t he t op swap bi t
got set and syst emdi d a r eset .
Added BI OS wor kar ound f or syst emhang dur i ng POST when cer t ai n
RAI D adapt er s ar e i nst al l ed i n t he syst em. Not e: The eSATA Por t
opt i on on t he Advanced- >Per i pher al Conf i gur at i on menu may need t o
be set t o DI SABLE i n t he BI OS.
Fi xed i nt er mi t t ent hang at POST code 0x5A wi t h cer t ai n Bl u- Ray
opt i cal dr i ves at t ached t o t he syst em.

Known Errata:
None.

BIOS Version 3435
About This Release:
Febr uar y 11, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 3435. 2009. 0210. 2311
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

New Fixes/Features:
Added nVi di a SLI suppor t .
Changed BI OS set up CPU C- st at e def aul t t o di sabl e.

Known Errata:
User shoul d l oad F9 BI OS Def aul t af t er per f or mi ng BI OS updat e
t o SO3044P or pr evi ous ver si on.


BIOS Version 3301

About This Release:
J anuar y 28, 2009
SOX5810J . 86A. 3301. 2009. 0128. 1132
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 7. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Enabl ed Secur e Sof t war e Manuf act ur i ng mode.
Updat ed I CH10 Rai d Opt i on ROM t o Pr oduct i on Ver si on 8. 7. 0. 1007.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n RAI D car ds di d not wor k.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n Li nux* USB t humb dr i ves ar e not
boot abl e.
Added ACPI OS suppor t f or PCI Expr ess Enhanced Capabi l i t i es.
Added pr ogr ammi ng of PCI Br i dge Subsyst emVendor Capabi l i t y
I dent i f i cat i on Regi st er f or I CH PCI Expr ess Root Por t s.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Wi ndows* Vi st a* SP1 f ai l s t o r esume f r om
hi ber nat e when hot - pl uggi ng eSATA dr i ves i nt o t he Mar vel l * 6121
cont r ol l er .
Fi xed non- r esponsi ve USB when syst emhas a conf i gur at i on wi t h
sever al l ar ge opt i on ROMs l oaded.
Added suppor t f or Wat chdog t i mer af t er post .

Known Errata:
User shoul d l oad BI OS Def aul t s ( F9) af t er per f or mi ng BI OS
updat e t o ver si on 3044 or any pr evi ous ver si on.

BIOS Version 3044

About This Release:
December 19, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 3044. 2008. 1218. 1457
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 6. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed i ssue wher e user was unabl e t o ent er cer t ai n RAI D
Cont r ol l er car d Set up.
I mpr oved S3 r esume t i me.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emhangs i f USB mouse/ keyboar d i s
i nt er r upt ed when ent er i ng S3.
Fi xed i ssue wher e boot or der memor y cor r upt i on occur s when bot h
I CH RAI D and Mar vel l * 6121 RAI D ar e enabl ed.
Added suppor t f or i gnor i ng EFI El - Tor i t o CD/ DVD par t i t i on t ypes.
Fi xed i ssue wher e PCI BI OS I NT1A i nt er f ace f unct i on B101 does not
r et ur n t he cor r ect maxi mumPCI bus number .
Added suppor t i n boot bl ock t o r ead EFI var i abl es f r omVPD backup
r egi on i f t he syst emhad r eset i n t he mi ddl e of VPD r ecl ai m.
Fi xed POST code 0x5A hang wi t h cer t ai n ATAPI dr i ves.
Fi xed i ssue wher e EFI boot i mages ar e not seen on I DE CD/ DVD
devi ces.
Added hel p st r i ngs i n BI OS set up.
Fi xed i ssue wher e audi o ver b t abl e i s not r est or ed af t er S3
r esume.
Fi xed F7 hot key bad r esponse i ssue.
Updat ed t he di spl ay st r i ng af t er BI OS updat e.
Added BI OS wor kar ound f or WHQL PCI HCT " Asser t i on A6327544- 4C4C-
48CA- 96C9- 82C70F3DE6AA: FAI LED. Bi t 0 ( Recei ver Er r or St at us) i n
t he Cor r ect abl e Er r or St at us r egi st er ( of f set 10h) i n t he
Advanced Er r or Repor t i ng Capabi l i t y t abl e must be cl ear abl e.
Enhanced over cl ocki ng capabi l i t y usi ng Host Cl ock over r i de.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emboot s up f r omG3 when " Wake on LAN f r om
S5" = " Power On" and " Af t er Power Fai l ur e" = " St ay Of f " .
Fi xed i ssue wher e " Descr i pt i on" f i el d f or SMBI OS Type 10 ( On
Boar d Devi ces I nf or mat i on) st r uct ur e f or On- boar d LAN i s
i ncor r ect when On- boar d LAN i s di sabl ed.

BIOS Version 2786

About This Release:
November 12, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 2786. 2008. 1112. 1500
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 6. 0. 1007
I CH10R/ DO.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Fi xed aut omat i c mode f or DDR Mul t i pl i er set t i ng.
Added f l ag t o di sabl e Secur e Sof t war e Manuf act ur i ng mode.
Updat ed I nt el Mat r i x St or age Manager opt i on ROM t o v8. 6. 0. 1007.
Fi xed i ssues wher e memor y r ef er ence vol t age i s i ncor r ect at
def aul t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e memor y vol t age i s at 1. 50V i n aut o mode.
Fi xed a pot ent i al syst emhang i ssue.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Fi xed a pot ent i al VPD cor r upt i on i ssue.
Added suppor t f or DDR3- 1866.
Fi xed i ssue wher e l anguage sel ect i on and l anguage di spl ay ar e not
mat ched af t er BI OS r ecover y.
Added suppor t f or addi t i onal XMP t i mi ngs.
Updat ed XMP speed det ect i on.
Fi xed t he sor t or der f or t he Memor y Mul t i pl i er opt i on.
Enabl ed MRC Di mmVr ef t r ai ni ng.
Fi xed BI OS set up r eset t o def aul t val ues when ent er i ng
Mai nt enance mode.
Added suppor t t o l oad Command Rat e f r omt he XMP pr of i l e.
Fi xed POST hang 0x5A when cer t ai n DVD dr i ve i s at t ached.

BIOS Version 2747

About This Release:
November 5, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 2747. 2008. 1105. 0847
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 5. 0. 1030
I CH10R.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
I mpr oved C- St at e r esi dency dur i ng bus mast er i ng except i n t he
case of I CH SATA bus mast er i ng.
Changed BI OS set up st r i ng " Pause POST i f Chassi s I nt r usi on" t o
" Chassi s I nt r usi on" .
Fi xed i ssue wher e XMP pr of i l e can be not pr oper l y det ect ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e QPI vol t age change i n I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol
Cent er ( I DCC) does not set Per f or mance Memor y Pr of i l e t o
Manual .
Fi xed er r or i n I DCC wi t h di spl ay of CPU Vol t ages i n XTU.
Added cont r ol i n I DCC f or Dynami c CPU Vol t age Of f set .
Updat ed suppor t f or changeabl e QPI dat a r at e on pr oduct i on non- XE
CPU.
Updat ed t he code i n I DCC t o al l ow al l memor y mul t i pl i er s t o be
passed t o XTU wi t h Non- XE pr oduct i on par t s.
Added suppor t f or XMP 1. 2 Pr of i l es.
Fi xed i ssue wher e cer t ai n vi deo car d hangs wi t h PCI e ASPM L1
enabl ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e user was unabl e t o ent er I nt el SCRU43E SCSI
RAI D SETUP i f anot her boot abl e devi ce was i n t he syst em.
Fi xed i ssue wher e f ai l ur e happens dur i ng I nt el I nt egr at or
Tool ki t ( I TK) t oken ext r act oper at i on.
Fi xed i ssue wher e i nval i d combi nat i on of " Uncor e Mul t i pl i er " and
" DDR Mul t i pl i er " i s passed f r omI DCC.
Fi xed t her mal r ange f or I OH t her mal sensor i n I DCC.
Fi xed i ssue t hat coul d cause f al se i ndi cat i on t hat t he wat chdog
t i mer f i r ed.
Fi xed i ssue wher e I ED buf f er i s not cl ear ed.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Fi xed i ssue wher e WDT- f i r ed message i s shown af t er changi ng Host
Cl ock Fr equency f r om136MHz ( and above) t o 135MHz ( and bel ow) .
Updat ed BI OS suppor t f or On Semi conduct or Hecet a6P ( ADI *
ADT7490) .
Updat ed host cl ock r eal - t i me devi ce cr eat i on based on SBPLL
pr ogr ammi ng.
QPI Vol t age changes now r equi r e memor y mode updat e.
Fi xed i ssue wher e XMP pr of i l e r epor t ed i nval i d val ue f or t WRmi n.
Removed ASSERT_CKE f r omt he Reset FI FOs f unct i on t o pr event
possi bl e t REFI vi ol at i on on t he S3 r esume pat h.
Di sabl ed " Fast MRC" mode i n war mboot when t her e i s change i n
QPI / Uncor e Vol t age.

BIOS Version 2483

About This Release:
Oct ober 14, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 2483. 2008. 1014. 1606
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 5. 0. 1030
I CH10R.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Per f or mance St at us Di spl ay: Fi xed hang when Set up UQI was not
f ound.
Updat ed UQI f or Per f or mance St at us Di spl ay per new t oken UQI .
Fi xed i nval i d CMOS checksumer r or af t er Expr ess BI OS Updat e t o
BI OS ver si on 2394.
I mpr oved SATA per f or mance under Wi ndows* wi t h C- St at es enabl ed.
Updat ed QPI RC t o r evi si on 0. 90RC8.
Updat ed MRC t o r evi si on 0. 90RC9.
Enabl ed F7 f l ash updat e and l at est USB st ack suppor t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e QPI scr ambl i ng i s not enabl ed.
Added check f or I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er ( I DCC) t o det er mi ne
i f memor y mode shoul d be set t o aut omat i c.
Fi xed memor y vol t age def aul t pr ogr ammi ng when wat chdog t i mer
f i r es.
Wat chdog: Use i nst af l ush as an opt i on f or f or ced r eboot s.
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
Updat ed i nf or mat i on on BI OS Set up Mai n Page.
Added Secur e Sof t war e manuf act ur i ng mode suppor t .
Fi xed i ssue wher e i nt er mi t t ent memor y beep code er r or s occur when
over cl ocki ng and WDT i s enabl ed.
Removed addi t i onal r eset t hr ough i nst af l ush af t er Host Cl ock
Fr equency Over r i de i s changed.
Removed non- pr oduct i zed BI OS set up i t ems.
Fi xed possi bl e hang when changi ng Host Cl ock Fr equency Over r i de
f r omAut omat i c t o Manual .
Reduced Wat chdog t i mer t i meout const ant f or MRC.
Updat ed BI OS set up i t ems and hel p st r i ngs.
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Updat ed UQI f or I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er ( I DCC) per new
t oken UQI .
For I DCC, f i xed QPI Mul t i pl i er di spl ayed i n aut o mode.
For I DCC, r epor t dynami c CPU vol t age of f set f or non- XE pr ocessor .
For I DCC, f i xed Uncor e Rat i o i n Aut o Memor y Mode.
Fi xed i ssue wher e i nval i d def aul t i s shown f or cer t ai n
pr ocessor s.
Fi xed pr oposed memor y speed i n BI OS set up Per f or mance page.


BIOS Version 2394

About This Release:
Oct ober 1, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 2394. 2008. 1001. 0911
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 5. 0. 1030
I CH10R.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
Added per f or mance st at us di spl ay t o BI OS set up.
Fi xed i ssue wher e QPI dat a r at e changes t o 6. 4GT/ s when Wat chdog
t i mer f i r es and power down does not occur bef or e next boot up.
Di sabl ed " Fast MRC" mode i n war mboot when t her e i s any change i n
memor y- r el at ed BI OS set up i t em.
Fi xed i ssue wher e POST 0xFF hang af t er changi ng host cl ock and
l oadi ng def aul t s.
Fi xed i ncor r ect Dynami c CPU Vol t age Of f set ent r y.
Updat ed suppor t f or pr ovi di ng boar d speci f i c sensor l ayout
i nf or mat i on t o OS appl i cat i ons dynami cal l y.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Pr ocessor Speed woul d show 0. 0 GHz on Mai n page
of BI OS Set up when l oadi ng F9 def aul t s f r omwi t hi n Pr ocessor
Over r i de menu.
Fi xed i ssue wher e Cor e SMI handl er i s pr event i ng r eset s f or non-
har dwar e hangs.
Fi xed Wi ndows* boot opt i on i ssue.
Updat ed Tur bo Mode st r i ng t o of f i ci al name " I nt el Tur bo Boost
Technol ogy" .
Set Memor y Scr ambl i ng t o enabl e as def aul t .
Updat ed sensor usage t o VR i nst ead of Memor y.
Fi xed i ssue wher e I nt el Deskt op Cont r ol Cent er ( I DCC) woul d not
l oad af t er t her mal set t i ngs f r omI nt el I nt egr at or Tool ki t ( I TK)
wer e i nst al l ed
Updat ed QPI RC t o r evi si on 0. 90RC7.
Fi xed i ssue wher e syst emcannot boot wi t h memor y set t i ng f r om
" Aut omat i cs" mode i n " Manual " mode.
Fi xed i ssue wher e wat chdog t i mer does not cat ch UnCor e
Mul t i pl i er hangs.
Fi xed i ssue wher e PCI e Cl ock i s not at 100MHz when set t o
def aul t .
Updat ed pr ocessor suppor t .
*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Updat e MRC t o r evi si on 0. 90RC8.
Fi xed USB r ecover y f ai l ur e when SATA DVD- ROM i s at t ached.


BIOS Version 2127

About This Release:
Sept ember 14, 2008
SOX5810J . 86A. 2127. 2008. 0914. 1638
SATA RAI D i nf o:
I nt el ( R) RAI D f or SATA - I CH10: Rai d Opt i on ROM 8. 5. 0. 1030
I CH10R.
SATA AHCI i nf o:
Ser i al ATA AHCI BI OS, Ver si on I CBO sr c 06- 17- 2008
PXE i nf o:
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE GE v1. 3. 24
I nt el ( R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code ( PXE- 2. 1 bui l d 086)

New Fixes/Features:
I ni t i al pr oduct i on BI OS r el ease




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